Steelers 10, Browns 31
There may not be many positives to take from this loss, but we can always find something.
Bob Labriola, Steelers.com gives us “What went right”:
Great start for the Steelers defense. Browns QB Brian Hoyer could find nobody open on first down and threw incomplete. Then on an attempted outside-zone stretch play, Troy Polamalu dropped Ben Tate for a loss. And then on third down, Cam Heyward pushed RG John Greco back into Hoyer’s lap before sacking the Browns quarterback to force a Cleveland punt.
The Steelers defense came out with a takeaway in the early portion of the fourth quarter. Isaiah Crowell burst through a nice hole over the right side for a 10-yard gain, but a hit from Mike Mitchell knocked the ball loose, and Cortez Allen recovered at the Cleveland 44-yard line with 11:11 remaining in a 31-3 game.
Cam had a strong game, and was considered for “Player of the Game” honors by Steelers Digest. He had four tackles and a sack on Browns QB Brian Hoyer.
The team will regroup and work to get better. They play again on Monday Night Football against the Houston Texans (October 20).